Can't believe the season is starting already. I could have sworn Christmas was just yesterday.—
Jeff Sackmann (@tennisabstract) December 27, 2013
Twas the day after Christmas, and all through the ‘net,
tennis fans ’round the world were getting their alarms set.
They had been told what was coming their way,
and all they had to do was wait for the 26th day.
With 2013 all but behind them,
Just edited Yanina Wickmayer's Performance Timeline for 2013 on Wikipedia. It's… sad.—
Jeff D. (@jdsquaredd) December 26, 2013
they looked forward to 2014 with great anticipation.
No prediction too wild and no dream too small,
I will laugh at all of you when Arantxa Rus qualifies and wins the Australian Open—
Evan (@Well_its_evan) December 26, 2013
they had awaited this day eagerly, all through the fall.
It first began with the #men in Abu Dhabi,
and some tried to make an exho matter because of Andy Murray.
With the Scotsman still in one piece,
their excitement for the new season wasn’t looking like it would cease.
The tennis that counted began under the Australian sun,
and although they could see none of it, that didn’t stop their fun.
Maria Noble (@thedoublebagel) December 27, 2013
(. .) Erika (@SCWTA) December 27, 2013
Dushevina won the first game, Begu served the first ace, and forehands and backhands (presumably) flew all over the place.
Crouched over their laptops and glued to their phones,
tennis fans got back on their horses from the comfort of their homes.
While few may understand why they do what they do,
they do it all together, with me and you and you!
Happy 2014 to tennis fans far and wide,
I’m glad we’re all together for yet another crazy ride.
Twitter starting to feel like home again—
Jason (@Hurley_LLC) December 26, 2013